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The Doctors of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Dr. Jennifer Klauschie completed a 3 year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She is bringing her expertise to Phoenix's west valley communities. She treats a wide variety of pelvic floor conditions; combining best practices using evidence based medicine, a multi-disciplinary approach for pelvic floor conditions, and a wide variety of medical treatments and surgical procedures.

Dr. Klauschie grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico with 5 siblings and her parents. Her interest in medicine began as a young child being influenced by her unique family. Several of Dr. Klauschie's siblings have special needs, which meant being a caretaker from an early age and spending a lot of time in medical care settings. She believes that this aspect of her life has given her a special understanding of the challenges that patients and families experience with the healthcare system. Her medical care philosophy as a physician is to take a team approach with patients and empower them to understand their conditions and help guide them to make the best decision for themselves. Her dedication to advancing the field of medicine was first demonstrated when she submitted her first research publication in high school and it was accepted in a peer-reviewed journal at the age of 18.

Dr. Klauschie left New Mexico to attend Wells College in upstate New York for her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She spent her summers doing research and preparing for medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then returned to her hometown and attended medical school at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine where she received her MD. She found her passion for women's' health and entered residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. During residency, she gained invaluable experience and surgical training which prepared her for entering fellowship. She continued her research and presented at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and was accepted into fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

She chose the subspecialty of Urogynecology so that she could advance her knowledge and gain expertise in treating pelvic floor conditions. Her fellowship at Mayo Clinic allowed her to train with world-renowned experts in the field of gynecology and provided her with vast surgical experience. Although many urogynecologists in the community traditionally offer only vaginal surgery to repair pelvic floor conditions, Dr. Klauschie offers minimally invasive surgery, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She continues to publish in the field of Urogynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. To stay abreast of current treatments, Dr. Klauschie attends and presents at national meetings such as the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), World Robotics Global Congress (WRGC), and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS). She's also a guest lecturer at Mayo Clinic's Urogynecology Course and Mayo Clinic's Advanced Endoscopic and robotic surgery course.

Dr. Klauschie joined Academic Urology and Urogynecology of Arizona to be a part of a unique medical group in the west valley that combines two specialties, providing comprehensive medical care and surgical treatments for men and women with genitourinary disorders.

While away from work, Dr. Klauschie loves to travel with her spouse, visit friends and family all over the country, and spending time in the ocean snorkeling, scuba diving, and boating. Additionally she enjoys off-road activities in the desert and can even be found participating in charity events such as 5K runs and bicycle rides for organizations that support breast cancer research, diabetes, homeless children, and Veterans, to name a few.

Education, Publications & Experience

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Urogynecology Training

Mayo Clinic Arizona - Scottsdale, AZ
July 2008-July 2011
Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and
Reconstructive Surgery PGY 7

Exempla Healthcare, St. Joseph Hospital – Denver, CO
June 2004 – June 2008
Residency Ob/GYN Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM
Doctor of Medicine
June 2000 – May 2004

Wells College
Aurora, NY
Bachelor of Arts: Molecular Biology and Chemistry
August 1995 – May 1999

Professional Affiliations

ACOG Junior fellow-American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
AUGS-Member
AAGL-Member

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Publications

1. Outpatient Hysterectomy:  A comparison of readmission rate and clinical outcomes for patients undergoing vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomy. Kho, R, Klauschie, J. Wechter ME, Akl M, Magrina J. Submitted for publication.

2. Use of anti-skid material and patient-positioning technique in preventing patient shifting during robotic procedures in gynecology:  Klauschie, J, Wechter, ME, Jacob K, Zanagnolo, V, Montero R, Magrina J, Kho R. Journal of Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):504-7

3. Klauschie J, McBride A, Suozzi B.  A comparison of laparoscopic and abdominal sacral colpopexy: objective outcome and perioperative differences.  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009

4. Fukahara T., Luciano MG, Brant CL, Klauschie J, "Effects of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Removal on Cerebral Oxygenation and Brain Compliance in Chronic Obstructive Hydrocephalus" Journal of Neurosurgery. January 2001

5. Johnson MJ, Ayzman I, Wood AS, Tkach JA, Ruggieri P, Klauschie J, Skarupa DJ, Hahn JF, McAllister JPII, Luciano MG, "Development And Characterization of an Animal Model of Obstructive Hydrocephalus": Journal of Neuroscience Methods. January 1999

6. Klauschie, J, Rose SR, "Incidence of Short Stature in Children with Hydrocephalus": Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. January, 1996

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Presentations

1. The effect of steep trendelenburg on ventilatory parameters: A comparison between non-obese and obese patients undergoing gynecologic procedures.  AAGL, November 2010

2. A comparison between robotic and laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection in gynecology: technique and outcomes. Jacob KA, Kapetanakis VE, Klauschie JL, Magtibay PM, Magrina JF, Kho RM.  Podium presentation, AAGL, November 2010

3. The effect of rectal distention on bladder function in patients with detrusor instability. Jacob KA, Akl M, Klauschie JL, Crowell MD, Kho RM, Cornella JC.  Podium presentation, AUGS, 2010

4. Overcoming the difficult vaginal hysterectomy. Video AUGS, September 2010

5. A comparison of clinical outcomes for patients undergoing vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomy. J Klauschie, L Kill, ME Wechter, K Jacob, J Magrina, R Kho.  SGS,  2010

6. Use of anti-skid material and patient-positioning technique in preventing patient shifting during robotic procedures in gynecology. Klauschie, J, Wechter, ME, Jacob K, Zanagnolo, V, Montero R, Magrina J, Kho R. AAGL, 2009

7. Video:

  1. Use of Vaginal Probe during Robotic Hysterectomy. WRGC, 2009
  2. Robotic Ureteroureterostomy. AUGS, 2009
  3. Robotic Approach to Severe Endometriosis. WRGC, 2009

8. Poster: Ovarian Remnent Syndrome: Clinical Outcomes. AAGL, 2009 Poster: Transvaginal Tape. Clinical Outcomes. AAGL, 2009

9. Poster: Comparison of Anterior Compartment Outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic and abdominal sacral colpopexy with and  without concurrent anterior colporhaphy.  AUGS, 2008

10. Cost Analysis of laparoscopic versus abdominal sacral colpopexy. AUGS, 2008

11. A comparison of laparoscopic and abdominal sacral colpopexy: anatomical outcomes and perioperative differences.  SGS, 2008

12. Incidence of Short Stature in Children with Hydrocephalus Endocrine Society. Klauschie, J, Rose S. Endocrine Society, 1994

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Current Research Projects with Funding

Histological Characterization of Patients who have had Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence
Funding Source: Mayo Clinic CR

Teaching Experience/Courses

1. 19th Annual Urogynecology and Disorders of the Pelvic Floor Medical student case review, 2010

2. 18th Annual Urogynecology and Disorders of the Pelvic Floor Medical student Gyn Case review, 2009

3. 19th Annual Advanced Techniques in Endoscopic and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery, 2008

4. Fetal Monitoring and Practical Aspects of Labor and Delivery, 2007

5. Undergraduate Education Class-Elementary school curriculum, 1998

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Honors

1. Outstanding Resident Research Award, 2008

2. Resident Teaching Award, 2008

3. Certified Nurse Midwives Recognition Award, 2008

4. Medical Student Research Award-1st Place, 2004

5. Cum Laude Wells College – Aurora, NY

Licensing and Testing

Ob/GYN written Boards PASS. Board Eligible, 2008

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Activities and Service

Alta Mira Specialized Family Services – Albuquerque, NM
Provide home care and activities for people with disabilities.
September 2000 – May 2004

Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, OH
Research Assistant
Performed animal surgery, coordinated clinical research project and developed Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hydrocephalus Conference.
May 1999 – July 2000

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Summer Research Fellow
Developed neurological exam for animal model of hydrocephalus
Assisted in animal surgeries
Helped perform data analysis of ongoing projects
1996-1998

Volunteer Sports Physicals through University of New Mexico
September 2000 – February 2004

Volunteer Alta Mira Specialized Family Services
August 2000 – May 2004

Fundraising runs for charity organizations, participant in dances for the physically challenged.
2009 – Current

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Personal Information

Support local charities: Diabetes foundation, Ride for the children, Veterans run.
Hobbies: Biking, running, dancing
Languages: Medical Spanish

Professional Interests

Pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence/voiding dysfunction, female sexual dysfunction as it relates to pelvic floor disorders, recurrent urinary tract infections, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas, complex urodynamics, fecal incontinence.

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Specialized Surgical Skills

Vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomy, Vaginal and laparoscopic uterosacral suspension with and without hysterectomy, trachelectomy, colpocleisis, open/robotic sacral colpopexy, anterior/posterior colporrhaphy with and without graft placement, retropubic and transobturator slings, transvaginal and laparoscopic mesh excision and sling takedown, Posterior tibial nerve stimulation, Sacral neuromodulation (interstim placement), hydrodistention, periurethral injections, excision of urethral diverticulum/caruncles, repair of rectovaginal and vesicovaginal fistulas, labiaplasty, vaginal reconstruction (flap advancement), ureterolysis, open and robotic burch urethropexy, paravaginal repair, anal sphincter repair, diagnostic cystoscopy.

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Meet the Doctors

Urology:

Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Aaron W. LaTowsky, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Paul M. Papoff, MD, FRCS(C)

Amy Schlaifer, MD

Urogynecology:

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Keri Wong, MD

Gynecology:

Loren L. Faaborg, MD, FACOG

Advanced Practice Providers:

Danielle Broadfoot, MSN, FNP-C

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Julia Frankel, MPAS, PA-C

Debbie Sullivan, PhD, RN, PA-C

Jennifer Vollmer, MPAS, PA-C


Areas of Expertise

Prostate Cancer
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
GreenLight Laser
Vasectomy
Incontinence
Female Vaginal Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

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